John Carl Yagow (1930 - 2013)


John Carl Yagow, 82, of Altamont, died at 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in rural Altamont, with the Rev. Clayton Vail officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Altamont, with military rites accorded by the Marine Corps and VFW Post 7676. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at Kull Funeral Chapel in Altamont and from noon until time of services on Saturday, March 23, at the church. Memorials: Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Yagow was born on July 9, 1930, on the family's centennial farm in the Bethlehem community, near Altamont, the son of Carl and Martha Meyer Yagow. He married Lillian R. Heiden on Feb. 15, 2013, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church; she died on Feb. 15, 2013.
He is survived by a son, Steven Yagow and his wife Shela of Altamont; and daughters, Judy and her husband Jeff Lee of Villa Park, Susan O'Donnell of North Lake, Nancy and her husband Joe Fillion of Plymouth, Wis., and Jane and her husband Tim Laatsch of Altamont.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 1 to Apr. 10, 2013